Landlords have 'free reign' to turn flats into offices

New housing regulations could harm trade, Lambeth Councillor Pete Robbins said today, after the council launched a judicial review against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats.

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

Landlords in Brixton and Streatham have been handed a free reign to turn offices into flats - it's simply unacceptable.

The new regulations could harm trade in these key areas and raise the prospect of job losses, lost business rates and reduced funding for infrastructure.

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Council bid to stop housing law

Lambeth Council has launched a new legal challenge against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats.